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Teixeira cites state boards membership, presidential advisors as evidence of discrimination against Indo-Guyanese

Stabroek - Fri, 07/29/2016 - 02:09
PPP executive and opposition Chief Whip Gail Teixeira on Wednesday presented what she said was evidence to support the contention of Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo that Indo-Guyanese are being...

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$30M up for grabs at 10th Guyana Cup

Stabroek - Fri, 07/29/2016 - 02:09
In excess of $30M will be up for grabs when the Port Mourant Turf Club in Collaboration with Jumbo Jet Auto Sales presents the 10th Guyana Cup on August 14.

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Small Business Bureau signs MoU with 12 groups to train entrepreneurs

Stabroek - Fri, 07/29/2016 - 02:08
Twelve private training institutions have signed Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) with the Small Business Bureau (SBB) to train entrepreneurs. GINA said this is being facilitated through the Micro...

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STEM vs bread and butter issues in Guyana

Stabroek - Fri, 07/29/2016 - 02:08
By Karen Abrams, MBA Technology Consultant   Two days ago a good friend of mine raised a very important question when she interviewed our STEM Robotics team for her television show in Guyana.

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All set for ‘Sixhead’ novices boxing

Stabroek - Fri, 07/29/2016 - 02:08
All systems are now in place for the staging of the Andrew ‘Sixhead’ Lewis National Novices Championship starting tonight at the National Gymnasium.

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What is the relevance of race? We are all Guyanese

Stabroek - Fri, 07/29/2016 - 02:08
Dear Editor, After 50 years of independence ‘race’ seems as much a divisive construct as it ever was. Whatever political currency race held has been lost, evident in the underdevelopment of our...

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Stephen O'Keefe heading home from Sri Lanka tour as Jon Holland called up

Guardian Sport - Fri, 07/29/2016 - 02:06
  • Australian spinner tore his hamstring in first Test at Kandy
  • Victoria’s left-arm finger spinner Jon Holland will fly out as cover

Australian spinner Stephen O’Keefe will almost certainly play no further part in the Test series against Sri Lanka after tearing his right hamstring in Kandy. The left-armer suffered the injury while chasing a ball midway through day three of the first Test at Pallekele Stadium, with Australia’s team physiotherapist David Beakley saying O’Keefe is likely to miss the next two Tests.

O’Keefe will return to Australia and fellow left-arm finger spinner, Victoria’s Jon Holland, will fly out to Sri Lanka as his replacement. “Initial assessment indicates a moderate-grade hamstring injury which means it is highly unlikely that he will be available for the remainder of the Test series,” said Beakley. “Steve will remain with the squad in Kandy until the end of the Test and will undertake imaging on the injury upon his return to Australia.”

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Maratona dles Dolomites: fighting 'the fear' in face of daunting challenge

Guardian Sport - Fri, 07/29/2016 - 02:00

Before an epic Italian Gran Fondo, Oliver Duggan gets a bout of that ‘can’t do it’ feeling – but there are tricks on and off the bike that help build confidence

From the start line, it is a bike race like no other. Conceived 30 years ago by a small group of fiercely dedicated Italian cyclists, the Maratona dles Dolomites has grown to become one of the most sought-after cycling experiences in the world; a one-day sportive set deep in the Italian Dolomites, starting and finishing in the ski resort of Alta Badia. It now attracts 30,000 applicants for its 9,800 places every year and before 6am one Sunday morning last month, the participants gathered beneath low-hanging cloud ahead of the 2016 starting gun.

It begins amid near-constant noise. A Ladin (the local name for Alta Badians) octet of local musicians play, a helicopter streaming six hours of live coverage to Italian national television whirrs overhead and a series of hot air balloons take off just feet from the starting enclosure. Over the following five to nine hours, (depending on each rider’s speed and fitness), this long, stretched-out peloton of amateur cyclists faces an uninterrupted assault on the senses.

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World Cup 1966: Geoff Hurst describes his historic final hat-trick

BBC Sport - Fri, 07/29/2016 - 01:23
As BBC Sport marks the 50th anniversary of England's historic World Cup 1966 win, Sir Geoff Hurst relives his hat-trick for England in the final.

Rio 2016: Ben Johnson stripped of Olympic title in 1988

BBC Sport - Fri, 07/29/2016 - 01:13
BBC Sport continues the countdown to the 2016 Rio Olympic Games with the moment Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson stuns the world by winning the 100m final in 1988, but is stripped of his gold medal after testing positive for steroids.

El Salvador claims blow against powerful street gang

BBC - Fri, 07/29/2016 - 00:32
Authorities in El Salvador raid one the country's most powerful street gangs, making 120 arrests and seizing financial assets.

Chuba Akpom’s late goal wins MLS All Star game for Arsenal

Guardian Sport - Thu, 07/28/2016 - 22:33
  • Didier Drogba scores for All Stars against old foes
  • Joel Campbell opens scoring for Gunners in San Jose

Chuba Akpom scored in the 87th minute to give Arsenal a 2-1 victory over the MLS All-Stars on Thursday night at Avaya Stadium.

Akpom, a second-half substitute, capitalised on the work of midfielder Chris Willock and Nacho Monreal to score the winning goal.

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She had a 1% chance of survival - now Inglis targets judo return

BBC Sport - Thu, 07/28/2016 - 20:17
Judo star Stephanie Inglis vows to return to her sport as she returns home to complete her recovery from serious injuries.

Bomber Thompson expects Essendon players to sue AFL for $50m

Guardian Sport - Thu, 07/28/2016 - 19:39
  • Former Dons coach says players will sue over supplements scandal bans
  • ‘I don’t think it will be over next year, either’ says Thompson

Former Essendon coach Mark Thompson expects the AFL club’s banned players to sue for $50m over the long-running supplements scandal. While the three-time premiership coach at Geelong said he would not join the legal action, he said the 34 current and past players would soon seek damages from the AFL.

Of those players, 17 are still playing in the AFL, with 12 at Essendon and five at other clubs. They are in the midst of a last-ditch Swiss appeal to clear their names of the doping suspensions.

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Hungry nation

BBC - Thu, 07/28/2016 - 19:18
It's one thing to talk to people you've never met before who are suffering from hunger, and it's a completely different thing when they are from your own family, reports Vladimir Hernandez.

MLS All-Stars v Arsenal – live!

Guardian Sport - Thu, 07/28/2016 - 19:06

12.06am BST

The All-Star squad

Goalkeepers (2): David Bingham (San Jose Earthquakes), Andre Blake (Philadelphia Union)

11.55pm BST

Avaya Stadium

Two facts about the Avaya Stadium:

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President Granger meets doctors, mothers of injured St Lucian Cub Scouts

Stabroek - Thu, 07/28/2016 - 19:00
President David Granger, early this morning, at the Ministry of the Presidency, met with Dr. Amarnauth Dukhi and Dr. Sheik Amir, the doctors who have been treating nine year old Darnell Ajani Matthew...

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The Syrian refugee fulfilling her Olympic dream

BBC Sport - Thu, 07/28/2016 - 19:00
Syrian refugee Yusra Mardini was swimming for her life in the sea towards Europe a year ago - now she is about to swim at Rio 2016.

Manchester City target Gabriel Jesus says he is close to Palmeiras exit

Guardian Sport - Thu, 07/28/2016 - 18:36
• Brazilian striker also linked with United, Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus
• ‘My future is almost decided; before long my decision will be known’

The Manchester City target Gabriel Jesus is on the verge of completing a transfer out of Palmeiras but has not confirmed his destination.

The 19-year-old forward, currently with Brazil’s Olympic squad, has also been linked with Manchester United, Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus.

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Peru's new president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski sworn in

BBC - Thu, 07/28/2016 - 18:24
Pedro Pablo Kuczynski takes office as the new president of Peru, with the former investment banker saying he hopes for a more modern and equal society.